Beard Envy: How to Stimulate Growth in a Stubborn Beard
The modern definition of masculine attractiveness includes a full, well-groomed beard. Think Common, Michael Ealy, and Idris Elba—prominent public figures whose beards are just as important to their personal style as a well-tailored suit. But what happens when you can’t get your beard to grow? Do you just sit on the sidelines with a clean-shaven face? Absolutely not; you have options.
In the early stages of beard growth, you might notice unsightly patches—those spots where the hair doesn’t grow in as quickly or at all. Most guys are tempted to shave and start over, but you’ll never move forward if you don’t let it grow. To cover up the patches, invest in a beard brush and brush your beard hair in a direction that covers the patches or at least reduces their appearance. This will also direct your new growth as it comes in.
Your beard needs hydration to grow. Your face is full of sebaceous glands which produce sebum, your skin’s natural oil. When you start growing your beard, those glands don’t change in size. So, they’re responsible for moisturizing your skin and your beard—a job they’re a bit underqualified for. Beard oil, like our Solo Noir Muse and Solo Noir Bold All-Natural Beard Oils, give your sebaceous glands an extra boost. They keep your beard hair soft, healthy and moisturized to encourage new growth.
Surprisingly, beard growth isn’t just about maintenance and styling. It’s also about your lifestyle. Foods full of Vitamins A, C, and E, Beta Carotene, and Biotin can fuel additional growth. If diet is too much of a challenge, look for Biotin supplements instead.
Beard envy is never fun, but even when your beard won’t grow, you have options. Get started now to grow the beard you want tomorrow.